Skip to main content

Getting to and from the airport

Getting to and from the airport by car

Car

Disabled parking spaces are available in all car parks at Manchester Airport. Parking charges do apply.

A fully accessible bus service will transfer you to and from the Long Stay & JetParks Car Parks. Help button facilities are located at entrance and exit barriers and also at pay stations.

Due to increased security measures vehicles are no longer able to park in front of the terminal building, but are able to drop customers off at designated locations.

PARKING - PRE BOOK AND SAVE

You can choose from a range of long stay and short stay parking options at the airport.

For the best advance rates, you should pre- book online or call the Customer Contact Centre on 0330 333 0304.

Getting Here

The postcode for the airport is M90 1QX. From here, terminals and car parks are clearly signposted. See To and From the Airport

Pick Up / Drop Off

For more information on picking up and dropping off at our Pick Up and Drop Off Car Parking page

Motorcycles

Motorcyclists can pre book a space in our Multistorey Car Parks at Manchester Airport at a 50% reduced rate by contacting our call centre on 08713102200* Each of our 3 terminals has a Multistorey Car Park located adjacent to the Terminal Building. Upon arrival to the airport Motorcyclists should use the intercom quoting their booking reference to gain entry, a member of staff will raise the barrier and advise where it is best to park.

For more information on our Multistorey Car Parks visit our Multistorey page.

*Calls are charged at 13 pence per minute from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary.

Cyclists

Anyone arriving at Manchester Airport on a pushbike can park for FREE in the bike shelters located by T1 Multistorey underneath the ramp to departures, which services T1 & T3 or the Bike shelter located at the far side of the terminal building at T2 at arrivals level.

Coach

A large number of coach services operate daily from The Station at Manchester Airport, the integrated transport hub, linking Manchester Airport with our region and other major UK cities.

National Express, the UK's largest operator of scheduled coach services and operates at Manchester Airport. National Express offer low fares and have great offers if you book in advance. Destinations include: Birmingham, Liverpool, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. See how Manchester Airport links with the (National Express) national coach network.

Disabled Traveler information for National Express can be found by clicking here.

**The coach ticket desk is open daily at The Station at Manchester Airport from 7am to 6pm.

Tel 0845 3888127 (4397 from any airport courtesy phone)

Out of hours 0871 7818 181 ((Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Call 0330 333 03 04  for our Customer Service and Feedback Teams**

(Calls cost 0.75p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Coachs at Manchester Airport
Special Assistance Travelling by bus

Bus

Manchester Airport is well served by a network of local and regional buses running daily from early morning to late night, including weekends and bank holidays. There is now a 24 hour bus service operating to/from Manchester Airport local bus network.

Bus Services to and from the airport
The following bus services operate to and from Manchester Airport:

200 Wilmslow – Manchester Airport
18 The Trafford Centre – Altrincham
19 Manchester Airport - Altrincham
43 To Manchester via Wythenshawe, Fallowfield and Rusholme (24 hours a day)
105 To Manchester city centre via Wythenshawe, Benchill, Sharston, Northenden and Moss Side.
369 Manchester Airport - Stockport
199 To Stockport Express via M56 & M60 Then Hazel Grove, New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Chapel en-le-Frith and Buxton
200 Wilmslow - Manchester Airport - via Styal and Quarry Bank Mill.
44 Manchester Airport - Manchester

Contacts

Transport for Greater Manchester
Tel +44 (0) 161 244 1000
Open Monday –Friday 9am-5pm (excluding public holiday).

Traveline
Tel: +44 0871 200 22 33
Open Monday – Friday 7am -8pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 8am-8pm.

Call 0330 333 03 04 for our Customer Service and Feedback Teams (Calls cost 0.75p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

Train

Cheap train tickets to or from Manchester Airport, are just a few clicks away with the Manchester Airport Trains page.

Frequent services run to and from the airport, around the clock, 7 days a week with First TransPennine Express and Northern Rail serving destinations below:

  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh 
  • Sheffield 
  • York 
  • Newcastle 
  • Leeds 
  • Liverpool 
  • Huddersfield 
  • Bolton 
  • Preston 
  • Blackpool 
  • The Lake District 
  • Chester - with Arriva Train Wales - requires a interchange at Manchester Piccadilly
  • North Wales - with Arriva Train Wales - requires a interchange at Manchester Piccadilly 
Special Assistance Train
Manchester Airport Metrolink

Metrolink

Metrolink is Greater Manchester’s tram system and connects passengers with destinations right across the city. To catch a flight from the airport, or if you are visiting for any other reason, it couldn’t be any easier to use Metrolink as the stop is right inside the airport itself- adjacent to the rail platform. For arrivals, whatever your final destination you should be able to access it from one of the 92 stops.

Trams run direct from the airport to Cornbrook, a stop just outside the centre of the city. From Cornbrook there are frequent trams into the city centre itself, just walk across to the opposite platform and hop on an inbound tram. Alternatively there are frequent connections to the rest of the network from Cornbrook interchange, with trams heading towards Altrincham, Bury, Ashton, East Didsbury, Eccles and Rochdale. For information on Metrolink click here to visit the Metrolink website.

Trams run every 12 minutesat all times except outside the hours of 9:00am - 5:30pm on sundays and public holidays when they run every 15 minutes. To check the first and last tram times click here.

Tickets are available from machines on every platform of all stops, but not on board trams so please make sure to buy a ticket before you travel. For those visiting a number of destinations, travelling over a whole weekend, or with your family Travelcards offer great value.

Information for passengers with disabilities can be found by clicking here.

Car Rental

An extensive car rental facility is available at Manchester Airport.

Special Assistance Car Rental
Maps of Manchester Airport

Maps of Manchester Airport

A selection of maps of Manchester Airport can be find by Terminal.

Further Links